No Safe Spaces

No Safe Spaces

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Explores fifty years of non-traditional casting practices on the American stage and the questions of cultural identity that they have raisedI would make Othello the butt of the jokes, and Iago the heroa€”saving the values of white purity. I would ... White males dressed in female clothing would play Desdemona, Emilia, and Biancaa€ (a€œHow I Would Direct Othello, a€ in Othello: New Essays by Black Writers, ed. Mythili Kaul ... to play Iago. His relationship to Scott and Brooks therefore paralleled the relationship to Othello being envisioned by Scott.

Title:No Safe Spaces
Author:Angela Chia-yi Pao
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2010


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